CaptainTweaky Posted October 6, 2020 Share Posted October 6, 2020 An interesting evening this evening just observing - something I very rarely do. But today I received my new toy, a SkyWatcher AZ-GTi wireless goto mount head.I already have an 'astronomy' tripod, 12v mains transformer, red dot finder, a small Samsung tablet that had become redundant and best of all a William Optics GTF81 that was once again sitting in the garage doing nothing. Hence the AZ-GTi.I was amazed. For £230 I really was not sure what to expect, but it worked incredibly well. I was able to find and view all the usual suspects with no trouble at all. Sad to say that even after 10+ years I don't really know my way around the sky! But the star of the show was the telescope with Baader Hyperion 8-24 MkIII zoom eyepiece. Everything was clear as you like even under the muddy skies of Gosport. Mars was an incredible sight on maximum zoom; the entire Pleiades was viewable on 24mm; the Double Cluster at 16mm; the Great Cluster in Hercules and Andromeda both had structure; Albireo was perfect.I really am that impressed. This device will actually get me observing with my very excellent WO GTF81 and Baader Hyperion zoom, both of which had hardly been used. (Although I did try using the GTF81 in tandem with my Altair Wave Series 115 - not a huge success though as it severely limited what I could image from the observatory.)One of the photos below is a little blurred I regret to say, but it shows the setup clearly enough. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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